oil on panel
Identity, Location, and Time of Day and Season are important to me for their poetic potential for creating light-filled dream-like spaces.
Consequently, I often make scenes up or pull them from diverse references.
I work from drawings, memory, and news media photos in a relatively spontaneous, not overly planned manner. The reference images act as a starting point for creating the atmosphere and mood I want to project, and, gradually, I refine my intentions.
The Fire Series in which fire and smoke in the dark of night or in an encompassing timeless gray imply states of mind, passion, and inspiration rather than some apocalyptic vision. I find the notion of light in darkness to be a powerful and poetic image.